Balance and Joy with the Power of Essential Oils During the Holiday Season:
As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begin, it is important to acknowledge the fact that this time of year may be anything but happy for some. If you have experienced the pain of losing a loved one, financial challenges, emotional trauma, or recent major life changes, it is common to feel sadness and/or increased stress during the holidays. While many use this time for family, rest and relaxation, the holidays can mean longer hours or more demands for people in certain career fields. If this is not your most wonderful time of the year, this blog post is for you. Keep reading for helpful tips on making this holiday season one full of joy, peace, and inner harmony.
Secure Your Mask First Create
As the adage says, “it is better to give than to receive.” While I believe this to be true, it reminds me of the safety demonstration given by the flight crew while aboard an aircraft. The flight attendant shows passengers on the plane what to do in the event of a water emergency landing. In the demonstration, the flight attendant instructs passengers to “secure your mask first before providing aid to a fellow passenger.” This is a concept that we can apply to our daily lives. If you don’t meet your own needs (or secure your mask first) before attempting to give to others, you may find yourself feeling burned out or resentful. Burn out wreaks havoc on us physically, mentally, and emotionally. Avoid burn out by making time in your daily routine to reset and recharge. One way to do this is a quick palm inhalation with our beautiful Energize roll-on blend. This light and airy blend is powered by lime, grapefruit, and peppermint. It is the perfect way to instantly infuse your mood with a boost of positive energy.
Master the Art of Saying ‘No’
It’s ok to decline the invitation to that Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. It is also ok to refrain from purchasing overly expensive gifts if you are not in the financial position to do so. (If you are looking for budget friendly gift options, check out our new Lavender Vanilla candle and our best-
selling Hydrating Lavender Facial Mist). Saying ‘no’ when you are overwhelmed is not selfish! In fact, it is the exact opposite. Being your top priority is what allows you to show up as your best self in every aspect of your life. When you are your top priority, your self-expression is more authentic, the world gets to experience the best version of you, and you can give from a place of overflow. Get comfortable saying ‘no;’ doing so will make your ‘yes’ that much more enjoyable and appreciated!
Enhance Your Mindfulness Practice
Focusing on mindfulness during challenging times is one of the most effective coping skills that you can develop. When you find ways to ground yourself in the present moment through mindfulness, you will feel more centered and at peace. This was exactly what I had in mind when I
created our Mindfulness Journal earlier this year. With its inspirational quotes, thought provoking writing prompts, and essential oil blend recommendations, this journal was made to help you create more moments of mindfulness. This is a great gift for yourself if you are experiencing varied emotions during this time of year; and at under $25, you can grab one for a friend or family member, too.
Our Joy roll-on blend is another excellent addition to your next mindfulness meditation. This delightful combination of lemon, tangerine and grapefruit is naturally uplifting. It’s a great way to boost low mood and cheer you up when you are feeling down. Our Romance blend is another great way to improve mood. Powered by ylang ylang, neroli and patchouli, this sensual and lively blend makes the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.
As we prepare for another new year, give yourself the gift of true joy and balance. If you are someone who struggles with the holiday season, please know that you are not alone. It is ok to not be ok and your feelings are valid. When I started TAOEO, my main goal was to provide high quality products that would support women on their journey to holistic wellness. My mission is ensuring that women have the education and resources to help themselves regain balance and harmony throughout the various seasons and changes of life. Remember, life is not about the destination…it’s about the journey. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Wishing you joy, love, and light this holiday season!